Let’s face it-the “b” in beige stands for boring! And boring is the last thing your abode should be. There are lots of tasteful ways to add splashes of color to your home without being tacky. Allow us to offer a few suggestions:
Blinds & Window Treatments: Colored blinds & window treatments, or those in bold patterns can transform an average room into a masterpiece. Opt for something that coordinates with other pieces in the room and that reflects your style.
Doors: It’s not uncommon to see a home’s front door in a bright color. This trend can be carried over to interior doors which can be painted in bold hues as well (something much less time consuming than painting entire rooms).
Ceilings: The majority of ceilings are white. Add some pizazz to your home by painting the ceiling a complementary color to the adjoining walls. Ignoring this advice can leave the room looking incohesive.
Trim: Whether it is your baseboards, fringing on your couch or edges of your curtains, adding a splash of color adds style and will give your home a custom look.
Throw Pillows: We can certainly understand the hesitation in dropping a few months’ salary on an overly trendy couch in an audacious color choice. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t elect for some funky throw pillows to give the room some personality.
Fireplace: Does the brick surrounding your fireplace look dated? Update the color with a few coats of paint and transform the entire look of the room. (Consult your local home improvement store on the best type of paint to use if the fireplace is still in working order.)
Comforter: An incredibly cost effective (and not to mention paint free!) way to change the tone of the bedroom is to swap out your current comforter with something that makes a statement in either bold colors or patterns.
Rugs: Brightly colored rugs come in lots of different shapes and textures. Pick something that speaks to you to breathe new life into a tired room.
Lindus Construction / Midwest LeafGuard is a full service contractor specializing in LeafGuard Gutters, GAF Asphalt Roofing, SeasonGuard Windows/Siding/Insulation, Metal Roofing, Decking, New Construction & Home Remodeling. Call us at 1-800-873-1451 or check us out on the web at http://lindusconstruction.com. Tune into WCCO 830 every Saturday at 9am for our Home Improvement Show with Denny Long & Andy Lindus.